Tanya Bjork: More to Know (from Purple Rayne)

In the past of couple of weeks, Tanya Bjork, current advisor for the Burke for Governor campaign, has come under fire from typically Progressive-friendly bloggers and the Facebook peanut gallery. While the right and responsibility to critique and question certainly plays a role not only in journalism, but also in democracy – I have to admit I am…

Panic Attacks: Sneaky Bastards

When I started getting panic attacks just over 15 years ago, they were rarely discussed and the general public certainly did not understand what they really were. Most people thought it was a symptom of crazy people or an exaggerated expression of being stressed out. The Sopranos shed some light on panic as Tony suffered…

Dear Progressives: Please Excuse My Rant

My Progressive peeps are restless. Many of them are angry. Many bitter. And many may just get Scott Walker and friends re-elected in 2014. This makes me fearful and sad and most of all, frustrated. I write this as I cringe because I know it will piss off some people I sincerely like and respect.…

Food Stamps: Mean Girls on Face (Burn) Book

For some reason, the interweb decided a few years ago that today (October 3rd) would be declared Mean Girls Day. I guess it all has to do with this clip from the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eORqi-n2V0 Anyway, whatever. So, I was reading a thread the other night that was totally not fetch. And I was thinking...how appropriate…